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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:53 am

Now a song that’s bubbling on AM. It’s also the fifth song from the eighties in a row:

169. Van Halen – And the Cradle Will Rock
Year: 1980
Album: Women and Children First
Biggest Fan: Slick (#825)

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:45 am

Van Halen – And the Cradle Will Rock: 5
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:50 am

Van Halen – And the Cradle Will Rock: 7
And so will I. This song just rocks! Great guitars, excited vocals and silly but appealing rebel lyrics. Good stuff.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:01 pm

Van Halen – And the Cradle Will Rock
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by DaveC » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:52 pm

162. Prince – The Human Body: 4
163. Faith No More – Digging the Grave: 5.5
164. The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 2
165. The Fall – Impression of J. Temperence: 7
166. AC/DC – Who Made Who: 6
167. Slick Rick – Hey Young World: 5
168. R.E.M. – Little America: 6.5
169. Van Halen – And the Cradle Will Rock: 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:19 am

Today’s song ranks on AM at #3941. It also break the run of eighties songs:

170. Ace – How Long
Year: 1974
Album: Five-A-Side
Biggest Fan: Henry (#869)

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:02 am

Ace – How Long: 6
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:35 pm

Ace – How Long
5

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Henry » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:45 pm

169. Ace – How Long - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:31 pm

Ace – How Long: 5
One of those songs I only knew vaguely. Hard to actually dislike, but there is a reason it doesn't stick that well in the mind with me. I find this a little too soft in each department.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by BobPatience » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:38 pm

169. Ace – How Long - 8

TIL that this is actually a 70s song, for some reason I thought it was from the 80s, even though it obviously has a '70s sound'.

Amazing song, as far as soft rock goes it's amongst my favorites, it really deserves that AM rank.
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:23 pm

Rob wrote:Ace – How Long: 5
One of those songs I only knew vaguely. Hard to actually dislike, but there is a reason it doesn't stick that well in the mind with me. I find this a little too soft in each department.
It's got a good Top 40 hook, but not much else.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:58 am

171. Papas Fritas – Way You Walk
Year: 2000
Album: Buildings and Grounds
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#205)

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:44 am

Papas Fritas – Way You Walk: 6.5
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:58 pm

Papas Fritas – Way You Walk
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Zombeels » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:25 pm

161. Jack Scott – Baby She’s Gone 5
162. Prince – The Human Body 1
163. Faith No More – Digging the Grave 3
164. The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts 1
165. The Fall – Impression of J. Temperence 2
166. AC/DC – Who Made Who 4

Not a good run for my ears

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:44 pm

Papas Fritas – Way You Walk: 7
Like yesterday a very soft song, but this one works a lot better. Really nice vocals from both the singers and a sweet melody that just hits the right spot. Lovely is the word.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by BobPatience » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:58 pm

170. Papas Fritas – Way You Walk - 4
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Henry » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:59 pm

170. Papas Fritas – Way You Walk
Year: 2000
Album: Buildings and Grounds
Biggest Fan: Henry (#205)

Definitely not my 205th fave of all time. My guess is that it Way You Walk belongs to someone else.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by BobPatience » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:12 pm

It's the #205 of Zombeels
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Zombeels » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:25 am

167. Slick Rick – Hey Young World 1
168. R.E.M. – Little America 4
169. Van Halen – And the Cradle Will Rock 1
169. Ace – How Long 2
170. Papas Fritas – Way You Walk 10


Noticed we have 2 songs at 169

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:07 am

172. fun. – Sight of the Sun
Year: 2014
Album: Girls: Volume. 1 – Music From the HBO Original Series
Biggest Fan: Wezzo (#357)

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:08 am

BobPatience wrote:It's the #205 of Zombeels
Zombeels wrote: Noticed we have 2 songs at 169
Both mistakes are fixed.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:22 am

fun. – Sight of the Sun: 6
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:55 pm

fun. – Sight of the Sun
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Zombeels » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:12 pm

Now we have 2 songs at 171

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:43 am

I’m moving today and what better music to do that to than a Hymie selection?:

173. Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby
Year: 1955
Released as a single (b-side to Good Mambo Tonight)
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#320)

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:38 am

Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby: 5.5
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:13 am

173. Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby - 7
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:14 pm

Rob wrote:I’m moving today and what better music to do that to than a Hymie selection?:
You got that right!
Rob wrote: 173. Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby
10


It's insane that Wynonie is still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:42 pm

fun. – Sight of the Sun: 3
fun. sound so much of their time that even though they are still relatively recent they sound already incredibly dated. Not one of their better songs either. Quite annoying in fact.

Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby: 7
This is indeed a good Hymie selection.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:58 am

This song is bubbling on AM:

174. Burial – Ghost Hardware
Year: 2007
Album: Untrue
Biggest Fan: Krurze (#826)

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:24 pm

Rob wrote:Burial – Ghost Hardware
1

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:59 pm


1. Burial | Ghost Hardware | 9
2. Ace | How Long | 8
3. Papas Fritas | Way You Walk | 7
4. R.E.M. | Little America | 7
5. Wynonie Harris | Git to Gittin' Baby | 7
6. Van Halen | And the Cradle Will Rock… | 6
7. fun. | Sight of the Sun | 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:00 pm

Burial – Ghost Hardware: 4
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Brad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:48 am

169. Van Halen – And the Cradle Will Rock 7.5
170. Ace – How Long 6.5 Better than Toto
171. Papas Fritas – Way You Walk 7.5 I think I saw these cats back in the early 90's opening for somebody
172. fun. – Sight of the Sun 3
173. Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby 6
174. Burial – Ghost Hardware 8 #6289 on my all-time list

Thanks!

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Zombeels » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:27 am

172. fun. – Sight of the Sun 4
173. Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby 5
174. Burial – Ghost Hardware 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by mileswide » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:41 am

162. Prince- The Human Body 3 Symbol couldn't be expected to know how dated this would become but he could've sounded more engaged. And are the sniffing FX his way of subtly hinting the substances involved in the making of?

163. Faith No More- Digging The Grave 6 Has a sense of urgency and purpose, could be equal to Epic and We Care A Lot after further listens.

164. The Notorious B.I.G.- Suicidal Tendencies 8 There's something about rap that can lend itself to paranoia and troubled minds, this grabbed me from the off.

165. The Fall- Impression of J. Temperance 5 Fall songs are a complete lottery, can't put my finger on why this isn't a winner but it just doesn't distinguish itself enough.

166. AC/DC- Who Made Who 4 Clearly an effort to try to keep up with mid-80s arena rock but lacking the daftness of You Shook Me... or Thunderstruck five years or so either side of it (not to mention the peaks of the Bon Scott era) and what's the point of AC/DC if they're not daft?

167. Slick Rick- Hey Young World 4 Not yet got into an SR tune. I know he's still revered in rap circles but his rhymes and flow just don't do it for me, sorry. Happy to be proven wrong though!

168. R.E.M.- Little America 7 The one track off Reckoning that hasn't ever fully imprinted itself on my consciousness. Not sure why though as Berry's propulsive drumming and one of Buck's most crystalline riffs make the song enjoyable when it's playing.

169. Van Halen- And The Cradle Will Rock 5 I get the rock-rebel vibe they're trying with this (to copy Rob) but I just can't get on board with it.

170. Ace- How Long 5 All 5 points for the bassline, which would feel right at home in a Bill Withers song. Tempted couldn't come soon enough for Carrack!

171. Papas Fritas- Way You Walk 6 I do like a good gossipy song that shows both sides of a broken relationship. There's something about this one that doesn't ring true on first impression but there's enough of interest to give it more chances to reveal its charms.

172. fun. - Sight of the Sun 3 Paralysed by Protools. They've never been my favourite band but the Some Nights album at least had some life to it (will confess to liking Why Am I The One if pushed).

173. Wynonie Harris- Git to Gittin' Baby 5 There's a gutsy song somewhere here and I think making it either more bluesy or more R n B (the 50s kind, of course) would've made me like it more. I accept Harris might have had more primary concerns than making his music more appealing to me, mind you....


174. Burial- Ghost Hardware 9 I'd written off Burial as too ambient (whatever that means) compared with the drum n bass and dubstep (don't hate me :D ) that I was mainly listening to at the time I first heard tracks from Untrue. But listening to this selection now, I bought fully into it, there's far more going on than I'd noticed in his tunes before, the drum patterns are insane but focused, and I loved how it progressed. Definitely seems like someone whose music I need to re-visit!

This is the first Biggest Fan thread I've given my thoughts on, so I hope I've not rambled on too much or been too critical...
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:35 am

This song ranks at #9254 on AM:

175. Jay-Z, featuring Amil & Ja Rule – Can I Get A…
Year: 1998
Album: Def Jam's Rush Hour Soundtrack & Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Biggest Fan: fasbjd (#927)

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 am

Jay-Z, featuring Amil & Ja Rule – Can I Get A…: 7.5
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by DaveC » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:58 am

170. Ace – How Long: 5
Never liked this, but can't deny that even after not hearing it for many years, it was instantly recognisable.

171. Papas Fritas – Way You Walk: 6.5
This one has enough musical and lyrical content to hold my attention without really calling for repeat listens.

172. fun. – Sight of the Sun: 4
False advertising.

173. Wynonie Harris – Git to Gittin’ Baby: 6.5

174. Burial – Ghost Hardware: 8
I've always thought this the second best track on Untrue, so it's appearance here is a bit surprising.

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Post by Prathamesh579 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:19 pm

Burial – Ghost Hardware: 7
Very good track by Burial, even if I always feel it will get even better.

Jay-Z, featuring Amil & Ja Rule – Can I Get A…: 5

Like a lot of Jay-Z songs the thing that doesn't work is Jay-Z himself. He is not much of a rapper and his guests are better. Production-wise it is fine though.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:40 pm

I would’ve put Can I Get A... on my list if I’d heard it earlier. It’s an 8, but I’m sad because there isn’t really a perfect blend between the uncensored version (which has a weaker chorus) and the censored version (which has a better chorus but censors a lot of stuff in the verses).
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:19 pm

Jay-Z, featuring Amil & Ja Rule – Can I Get A…
2

Hip Hop has become mainly a lyric driven genre, and since I have no interest in lyrics most of it does not work at all for me anymore.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:40 am

Today the only song by the great Ty Segall that ranks on AM, at #8809:

176. Ty Segall Band – I Bought My Eyes
Year: 2012
Album: Slaughterhouse
Biggest Fan: Krurze (#741)

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Post by Hymie » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:34 pm

Rob wrote:Ty Segall Band – I Bought My Eyes
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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:54 pm

Ty Segall Band – I Bought My Eyes: 8
I only discovered this song at the beginning of this year; otherwise it might have had a shot at my own list. Great guitars on this one. I love the outro.

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:39 pm

Ty Segall Band – I Bought My Eyes: 6
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - June 2019

Post by Zombeels » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:43 am

175. Jay-Z, featuring Amil & Ja Rule – Can I Get A… 2
177. Ty Segall Band – I Bought My Eyes 5

Big fan of Ty Segall and all his projects but I find this to be a weak track.

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